Video workshop Barcelona @ Fundació Nous Horitzons
Jun 9 all-day
Video workshop Barcelona @ Fundació Nous Horitzons

GEF is organising, with the support of Fundació Nous Horitzons, a workshop for migrants and refugees to train in video making.

In the framework of GEF’s transnational project “My Life According to Me: A New Narrative on Migration in Europe“, this workshop aims to equip migrants and refugees with the basic skills to produce their own videos in order to share their personal stories.

On our platform, we will share those stories showcasing the daily lives of migrants and refugees and thereby challenge the common stereotypes oftentimes echoed by the media. The project will culminate in a video festival in October, where the best video will be awarded.

The Workshop

The workshop will be held in Catalan. Susanne Rieger, Co-President of GEF, will give the background of the project before Joan Carles Claveria, Technical Communication of Fundació Nous Horitzons, will conduct the practical training on video-making.


Conference: To Migrate Is Human @ St Hugh’s College
Jun 12 all-day
Conference: To Migrate Is Human @ St Hugh’s College

GEF will host, with the support of Green Economics Institute, a debate around migration and how to challenge the current dominating narrative around it.

The debate will provide a temporal and spatial tour of the facts around migration beyond the current primarily negative narrative.

Although migration is a human phenomenon and has always taken place, the global crises, such as the Syrian civil war, and migratory movements over the last decades have led to a revitalisation of the Nation State and to the return of borders.

The event aims to explore historical examples and lessons of integration to highlight a way forward by proposing a constructive way to deal with migratory movements. By hearing the stories of migrants, the benefits for society will be made clear. The event is a part of GEF’s transnational project in 2017, which wants to contribute to the development of a New Narrative on Migration for Europe.

More Information

Registration: You can book a place at the conference by sending an email to:

Date: 12 June 2017 (The event is taking place as part of the Green Economics Institute’s Annual Conference from 10 to 12 June)

Venue: St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

World Refugee Day
Jun 20 all-day
World Refugee Day

June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.

Every minute 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.

There are several types of forcibly displaced persons.


A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.

Asylum seekers

Asylum seekers say they are refugees and have fled their homes as refugees do, but their claim to refugee status is not yet definitively evaluated in the country to which they fled.

Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are people who have not crossed an international border but have moved to a different region than the one they call home within their own country.

Stateless Persons

Stateless persons do not have a recognized nationality and do not belong to any country.

Statelessness situations are usually caused by discrimination against certain groups. Their lack of identification — a citizenship certificate — can exclude them from access to important government services, including health care, education or employment.


Returnees are former refugees who return to their own countries or regions of origin after time in exile. Returnees need continuous support and reintegration assistance to ensure that they can rebuild their lives at home.

Video Edition workshop @ Sede Fundación EQUO
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm
Video Edition workshop @ Sede Fundación EQUO

¿Quieres aprender a editar vídeos con herramientas gratuitas? Si has nacido fuera de Europa y ahora vives aquí, el 14 y 15 de julio, la Fundación EQUO organiza un taller gratuito para editar vídeos de calidad con el móvil y participar en nuestro festival. 

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Deadline for European Video Festival contest
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 15 @ 11:29 pm
Deadline for European Video Festival contest

Do you fancy showing us your life according to you in less than 4 minutes? Participate in the European Video Festival!

If you were born outside Europe and now live with us, send us your video and get the chance to win a free photography/video making course or books on video-making/photography!

Contestants will upload their finished video to YouTube, under the option “Hidden” to be found in the “Privacy” settings. We recommend to include English subtitles obtained with the YouTube tool offered for this purpose.

Contestants need to send an email to including the following:

– Personal information:
o Full name
o Name or nickname to present the video
o Age
o Country where born
o Country of current residence
– Contact details (email address we can contact you at)
– The link to the “hidden” uploaded video
– A short description/explanation of the video (maximum 300 characters)
– A text document with full dialogues and/or texts, both in the original language and its translation into English.

In case the video will be selected, more information may be requested. All selected videos will be uploaded to the website of the Festival along with all the information about the Festival.

More info

Deadline: 15th October


¿Te animas a mostrar en menos de 4 minutos tu vida según tu mismo? ¡Participa en el Festival Europeo de Vídeos!

Si eres una persona nacida fuera de Europa y ahora vives con nosotras, envíanos tu vídeo y gana un curso de video y fotografía o libros sobre técnicas audiovisuales.

¡Que no nos cuenten tu vida, cuéntanosla tu!

Los participantes deberán subir su vídeo ya terminado a la plataforma de vídeos Youtube, debiendo quedar como “Oculto” en las opciones de Privacidad”. Se recomienda que los vídeos incluyan subtítulos en inglés realizados con la propia herramienta que Youtube tiene para tal fin.

Para participar en el Festival, el/la participante deberá remitir un email a incluyendo en él:

– Sus datos personales:
◦ Nombre completo
◦ Cómo desea que figure su nombre o si desea utilizar un seudónimo y cuál
◦ Edad
◦ País de nacimiento
◦ País de residencia actualidad
-Datos de contacto (una dirección de correo-e personal)
– Un enlace al vídeo “oculto” subido a Youtube
-Una breve descripción o explicación del vídeo (máximo 300 caracteres)
– Un documento que contenga la totalidad de los diálogos y textos que aparezcan en el vídeo tanto en el idioma original como su traducción al inglés.

En el caso de que la obra sea seleccionada, se podrán solicitar más datos al creador/a. Todos los vídeos seleccionados se subirán al espacio web creado para el festival,, en la que se irá informando de todo lo que ataña al Festival.

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